Saturday, January 28, 2012

Berry Basic Template Set 2 + Freebie!

Are you watching the U.S. Republican presidential debates? I usually just watch clips and read about them online but I've been more interested in this presidential primary than any before. I don't know if I'm just getting older or if it really is more interesting! I'm excited to see how Florida turns out! Go Mitt!
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I have a new set of templates this week: Berry Basic Template Set 2, which is 25% off for two days at Scrapbook-Elements!
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For the first 2 layouts I used 
San Diego Sunshine by Lali Creations
Sultry Summer by LDrag Designs
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For this layout I used 
San Diego Sunshine by Lali Creations
Cupcake Cutie by Studio Flergs
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For the last layout I used:
Sunburn Savy by Erica Zane
Sultry Summer by LDrag and Erica Zane
For the Birds by Erica Zane
Just Like Dad by Sarah Bennet and Connie Prince
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I made a new freebie template for you! Hope you like it :) Download HERE
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For this layout I used A Little Buggy by Ziggle Designs and some personal papers. Do you like my panorama--I used 3 different pictures!
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Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Berry Basic Template Set 1

Well I know it has been awhile since I've had a new release, I guess Christmas time was busier than I thought! It's been a nice start to the new year, trying to get into a routine again. I am loving the fact that we aren't going to move again any time soon. I feel like I can live a normal life again! I can get back into deep cleaning and on my regular cleaning routines that make me feel like I've accomplished something good for my family every day.
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 It's been a good time for me to re-evaluate how I scrap too! Here is the result of that: a new line of templates called Berry Basic. Here is Berry Basic Template Set 1, which will be 25% off for two days at Scrapbook-Elements.
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For all these layouts I used A Magical Christmas by Studio Flergs and Jady Day Studio.





Just wanted to remind you that Scrapbook-Elements has a great newsletter. They've actually switched to having a weekly newsletter, instead of the monthly. Here's a freebie that was was in that newsletter last week: 
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I used this template to make all three of my kids' first day of of school pages for their separate books! I used School Spirit by Designs by Dani and Story Time by Britt-ish Designs for these layouts.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Berry Basic Template Freebie

I am so excited about getting lots of scrapping done! My goal for the month of January was 8 events. I now have 11 events scrapped and that comes to a total of 17 pages, and we are only half way through the month! I don't think I've ever gotten so much scrapping done in such a small amount of time :) Here's one of the many pages I've done with a matching freebie template! 
 What are your scrapping goals this year?
Downoad HERE

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scrapbooking Goals for 2012

Love that quote! I've been thinking about my scrapbooking goals for this year. I did okay last year, a little better than 2010, not quite as many pages scrapped but more events. I got 126 pages scrapped last year and 50 events done. At least I got closer to my goal this year than last! One of my new year's resolutions is to not move this year :) Hopefully that will help me to actually complete my scrapbooking goals this year!
I've become very inspired by the layouts from Weeds & Wildflowers, particularly Gina's. I have tried in the past to scrap with the idea that I will do one page very detailed for an event, and the rest very simply. But then I get into doing a 2 page spread and it takes just as long. So now that I've found some inspiration for simple layouts (although mine aren't quite so simple), I am scrapping WAY faster! I want to get all these pictures/memories printed into books so we can enjoy them easily! Here's an example:

So now that I've finally sped up the process a little, I've made some goals for 2012. I'm all about do-able goals, and so I've calculated exactly how many I need to do to get my family blog post events (2008-2011) and the rest of 2008 done. I have the goal of scrapping 100 events this year. I'm off to a good start I think with 11 pages done this year and 7 events done. Here's how I keep track of what I need to scrap:
The first column of 1's is the "to do" pages, the next is "in progress", and the last is "done". I also write down the date I complete the page. I just love to make checks off of lists once I'm done with something, so this is my little checklist. Sometimes I'll go through and type in a kit I'm thinking of to use for that event on the right of the event, that saves a little bit of time!